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EshelmanDr. David Eshelman

Professor of Communication and Theatre Director

Speech Theatre And Journalism
Center For Energy Studies
1815 Coliseum Dr
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 498-6058
E-mail: deshelman@atu.edu

Education

BA - Case Western Reserve Univ
MFA - The Univ of Texas at Austin
PHD - Univ of Missouri-Columbia

Recently Taught Courses

COMM 4053 - SEM:RADIO THEATRE/PODCAST WRIT
TH 2273 - INTRO TO THEATRE
TH 4243 - SENIOR PROJ/THEATRE HIST
TH 4741 - PRACTICUM IN ACTING
TH 4821 - PRACTICUM IN DIRECTING
TH 4831 - PRACTICUM IN DIRECTING
TH 4843 - SR PROJ/TH PERFORMANCE
TH 4993 - SP: INTERNSHIP

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

He is a playwright with expertise in new play development, audio theatre, local theatre, contemporary drama, and translation (French to English).

Helaine and the Little War.  Musical written with Charley Sandage and Charlie T. Crow.  Public readings in Little Rock, Pine Bluff, and Fayetteville.  The reading at the Old State House Museum (Little Rock) received an Arkansas Humanities Council Grant (2018).  The play was part of the 2016 Arkansas New Play Festival at TheatreSquared.
Arkansas Radio Theatre.  Founded in 2007, the Arkansas Radio Theatre is dedicated to audio performances of new plays and adaptations of classic literature.  Website:  blogs.atu.edu/radiotheatre

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